Reading the second book in the Mariam Black series helped tie up some lose ends the first book left. Whether this was done on purpose or not, is unknown, but I’m leaning towards the latter on some cases.
Thankfully the author just comes out and tells me the answers to several of the questions I had from the first book. I learn how she miscarriages and the stupid “being attacked by a snow shovel” dreams, finally make sense. Those were not things that I should have been left guessing about, they should have been resolved in the first book, just say’n.
The foul mouth, excessive cusswords continue. And the plot is once again convenient. The supernatural aspects are taking a… well a turn that is making it hard for me to find it believable. The more the author tries to explain the power Mariam has and dissect it… well it’s like pulling on a thread, don’t do it cause it’s gonna fall apart!
The same flaws from the first book are evident in the second. In other words, the author made no improvements from one book to the next. Remember how I wasn’t sure if there were typos or if I was just confused? Well, reading a second of his books helped me conclude, that yes, they are typos. There were several times where a sentence repeated. Or a random fragment was present, just a few words in between sentences, no punctuation or capitalization. my mistake is That’s an example of what I’m talking about. Not sure how mistakes like that slip by in the editing process. But they were in this book and the first. So… yeah.
It’s still a good read though. The characters have very strong personalities and I love how the author describes people. It’s very original and filled with character. I will be reading his third book. And who knows, maybe he hired an editor for that one…